EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy has been the subject of more than 30 positive controlled outcome studies.
Some of the studies show that an impressive 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have post-traumatic stress disorder after only three 90-minute sessions. HMO Kaiser Permanente funded a study finding 100% of single-trauma victims and 77% of multiple trauma victims no longer diagnosed with PTSD after only six 50-minute sessions. In yet another study, 77% of combat veterans were free of PTSD in 12 sessions. There has been so much research on EMDR therapy it’s now recognized an effective form of treatment for trauma and other disturbing experiences by organizations like the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization, and the Department of Defense.
EMDR Helps The Mind Heal From Psychological Trauma
EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Healing resumes after removing the block. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by a the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and causes intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR literally changes your mind.
EMD Helps Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Grief, Phobias And More
After so many successful results with trauma victims, it was only natural to use EMDR therapy for the treatment of less traumatic and more common disturbing life experiences. It is now being effectively used in treating the memories caused by events that result in low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, and the many other life experiences that motivate people to seek therapy. Consequently, today, EMDR therapy is being used by more than 100,000 clinicians throughout the world, and millions of people have been successfully treated in the 25 years since its inception.
EMDR helps unstick you. Generally, it helps heal past wounds and improves your relationships with friends, family and loved ones. It even potentially helps you sleep better and returns a sense of control in your life. Furthermore, EMDR does this and more, much faster than traditional talk therapy.
EMDR Therapy Has Been Successful In The Treatment of:
Loss of a loved one
Chronic pain resulting from emotional issues
EMDR helps you see things from a different perspective. It makes you aware of the thoughts in your head you once perceived as a threat, versus real threats.
Everyone experiences life differently. What seems insignificant to one person may be traumatic to another. It takes courage to show up and face your inner landscape and learn how to change your life. If you would like to discuss how EMDR therapy might be effective for you, please feel free to call me at 281-944-SWCC for a free 15-minute phone consultation. I look forward to working with you.